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Israel practices anti-African racism:

An analyst says Israel’s discrimination of African Jews is not a matter of political reasons but indicates the ‘deep-rooted Anti-African racism and prejudice’ which is prevalent in the entity.

http://www.presstv.com/detail/2012/12/27/280452/israel-pract...

In the background of this, Israel has been rounding up and deporting Jewish refugees of African descent since June 2012 and is now building one of the world’s largest refugee detention camps in the Negev desert. Israelis have said that some 60,000 people have come from the Sudan region in the past few years to immigrate into Israel which is just too many.

Press TV in its Africa Today program has interviewed Esther Stanford-Xosei from the Pan African Reparations Coalition in Europe about this issue. Joining her is Femi Okutubo, Editor in Chief of the Trumpet Newspaper, and Richard Millett, journalist, both from London. The following is an approximate transcription of the interview.



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Are the Followers of Satanic Pharisaic Utopians

playing with Fire? Will people begin to look at what Farrakhan and other deemed radical Black leaders finally be observed without prejudice? With the Major Jewish role in Black Slave trade finally be exposed? Dr. Tony Martin presents the Empirical Facts! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EByk0kVl9zA

Anti-Semites are desperate here

Looks like "evil of Zionism" does not stick. Now it is "slave trade" :)

Reminds me the old song that European peasants used to sing 200 years ago. A peasant used to borrow money from a Jew for seeds to plant. When the peasant spent all the money on vodka instead, he began a long philosophical discussion about how Jews drink blood of Christian children. Very poetic, like a song.

Here's a hilariously ironic article about Israel

from a few years ago:

Israel's nightmare: Homegrown neo-Nazis in the Holy Land
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/israels-...

They prefer white neo-nazi jews to black african jews.

It is only funny

if you think in groups as socialists and UK Fabians do. If you expect Jews to act on a group instinct and behave as "Jews", you should also expect all Irish to belave "Irish" (whatever stereotypes you may want to assign.)

The fact that Israel has 17 political parties in its Congress shows not only the level of freedom in Israel but also the fact that Jews do not exhibit "Jewish" mental characteristics.

Apparently You Need to Be Deprogrammed

from the Zionist controlled media. You need to put this in your pipe and smoke it! This should be read by all to educate them into 'reality' of the Pharisaic model. 'The Life of an American Jew in Racist Marxist Israel'
http://www.biblebelievers.org.au/israel.htm

Maybe irony is lost on you but

it's ironic that in an effort to subjugate natives they will import neo-nazis.

It's great that israel has so many political parties and I'm sure a lot of them are against what's happening to their non-jewish neighbours but the atrocities continue unabated nonetheless. How many pro-palestinian parties are there? Any palestinian members of congress (even second gen.)?

How many political parties in the eu congress/parliament? Probably hundreds. That makes them more free does it?

Back to the article

"Members of the cell, aged 16 to 21, are Russian immigrants. One is Jewish, the rest were admitted to Israel under the Law of Return, which grants automatic citizenship to anyone with at least one Jewish grandparent – the same criterion adopted by the Third Reich for sending Jews to the gas chambers. In the former Soviet Union, their families were defined on their identity cards as "ethnic Russians". In Israel, they are outsiders, frustrated and angry. Neo-Nazism is a way to hit back where they know it hurts."

There are Jews who hate to be Jews, others just need to rebel against parents and older generations, yet some Russian Christian mothers decided not to integrate their kids and, at the same time, not to isolate them within Christian communities. Nothing unusual here to cite as reference to support Iranian PressTV original story.

There are at least two pure Arab parties in Israeli congress and 2-3 as a coalition Arab-Jewish parties mostly Marxists or left. In addition, there are muslims in several mainstream parties with posts like vice speaker of Congress, etc. See Wikipedia. Israeli Arabs cannot support Palestinians 100%, since political charter of Fatah and Hamas does not recognize right of Israel to exist.

Funny how anti-Semites are tripping here

1. PressTV is an official Iranian state outlet.

2. Unlike USA, Israel did not have slavery, Jim Craw laws of segregation or affirmative-action. Israel has accepted Ethiopian Jews and some half/Jews who wanted to come to Israel. They have all citizen rights.

3. Yes, unlike what EU and USA socialists want, economical equality is not a goal of Israel or any free society. Reducing sheer hardship and distress of those who are unlucky is. Israel provides welfare. Free people should be free to associate or do business with whom they want.

Are the Black Israelis Semetic? Are Khazars?

Desmond Tutu calls Israel an Apartheid State -
http://www.tampabay.com/opinion/columns/justice-requires-act...

By Desmond Tutu, special to the Times
In Print: Tuesday, May 1, 2012
A quarter-century ago I barnstormed around the United States encouraging Americans, particularly students, to press for divestment from South Africa. Today, regrettably, the time has come for similar action to force an end to Israel's long-standing occupation of Palestinian territory and refusal to extend equal rights to Palestinian citizens who suffer from some 35 discriminatory laws.

I have reached this conclusion slowly and painfully. I am aware that many of our Jewish brothers and sisters who were so instrumental in the fight against South African apartheid are not yet ready to reckon with the apartheid nature of Israel and its current government. And I am enormously concerned that raising this issue will cause heartache to some in the Jewish community with whom I have worked closely and successfully for decades. But I cannot ignore the Palestinian suffering I have witnessed, nor the voices of those courageous Jews troubled by Israel's discriminatory course.
Within the past few days, some 1,200 American rabbis signed a letter — timed to coincide with resolutions considered by the United Methodist Church and the Presbyterian Church (USA) — urging Christians not "to selectively divest from certain companies whose products are used by Israel." They argue that a "one-sided approach" on divestment resolutions, even the selective divestment from companies profiting from the occupation proposed by the Methodists and Presbyterians, "damages the relationship between Jews and Christians that has been nurtured for decades."

While they are no doubt well-meaning, I believe that the rabbis and other opponents of divestment are sadly misguided. My voice will always be raised in support of Christian-Jewish ties and against the anti-Semitism that all sensible people fear and detest. But this cannot be an excuse for doing nothing and for standing aside as successive Israeli governments colonize the West Bank and advance racist laws.

I recall well the words of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. in his Letter from a Birmingham Jail in which he confesses to his "Christian and Jewish brothers" that he has been "gravely disappointed with the white moderate … who is more devoted to 'order' than to justice; who prefers a negative peace which is the absence of tension to a positive peace which is the presence of justice; who constantly says: 'I agree with you in the goal you seek, but I cannot agree with your methods of direct action;' who paternalistically believes he can set the timetable for another man's freedom. ..."

King's words describe almost precisely the shortcomings of the 1,200 rabbis who are not joining the brave Palestinians, Jews and internationals in isolated West Bank communities to protest nonviolently against Israel's theft of Palestinian land to build illegal, Jewish-only settlements and the separation wall. We cannot afford to stick our heads in the sand as relentless settlement activity forecloses on the possibility of the two-state solution.

If we do not achieve two states in the near future, then the day will certainly arrive when Palestinians move away from seeking a separate state of their own and insist on the right to vote for the government that controls their lives, the Israeli government, in a single, democratic state. Israel finds this option unacceptable and yet is seemingly doing everything in its power to see that it happens.

Many black South Africans have traveled to the occupied West Bank and have been appalled by Israeli roads built for Jewish settlers that West Bank Palestinians are denied access to, and by Jewish-only colonies built on Palestinian land in violation of international law. Black South Africans and others around the world have seen the 2010 Human Rights Watch report which "describes the two-tier system of laws, rules, and services that Israel operates for the two populations in areas in the West Bank under its exclusive control, which provide preferential services, development, and benefits for Jewish settlers while imposing harsh conditions on Palestinians." This, in my book, is apartheid. It is untenable. And we are in desperate need of more rabbis joining the brave rabbis of Jewish Voice for Peace in speaking forthrightly about the corrupting decades long Israeli domination over Palestinians.

These are among the hardest words I have ever written. But they are vitally important. Not only is Israel harming Palestinians, but it is harming itself. The 1,200 rabbis may not like what I have to say, but it is long past time for them to remove the blinders from their eyes and grapple with the reality that Israel becoming an apartheid state or like South Africa in its denial of equal rights is not a future danger, as three former Israeli prime ministers — Ehud Barak, Ehud Olmert and David Ben Gurion — have warned, but a present-day reality. This harsh reality endured by millions of Palestinians requires people and organizations of conscience to divest from those companies — in this instance, from Caterpillar, Motorola Solutions and Hewlett Packard — profiting from the occupation and subjugation of Palestinians.

Such action made an enormous difference in apartheid South Africa. It can make an enormous difference in creating a future of justice and equality for Palestinians and Jews in the Holy Land.

Desmond Tutu, winner of the 1984 Nobel Peace Prize, is archbishop-emeritus of Cape Town, South Africa.

yes,

communists and socialists call many things by different name. They stole name "Liberal" from capitalists and call National Socialist Workers Party (Nazi) a far-right. The fact that you and others are desperately pushing socialist and muslim agenda is pathetic.

oh, give it up--

just give it up; this has been heard from other sources than PressTV--

It's Jim Crow, not Craw--

of course they haven't had slavery; they were founded after institutionalized slavery had ended, but then there are other forms of slavery--

I wondered how long you could be silent--

you have been for a while--

and, yes, this is well-known; the African Jews have not been well-accepted in Israel; many of them have gone 'home', because there clearly is racism among the European Jews--

I didn't have to go to PressTV for that; Jews began arriving from Africa in the early 90s and before, and it has not been easy for them in Israel--

but, according to you, Jews in positions of power in Israel are more ethically elevated than the rest of *us*, much more aware of human rights--

*sarcasm alert*

Of course, it is because the Israeli government (I don't blame the ordinary Israeli for this, though there are exceptions) cares about the Palestinian people in Gaza that they have not been allowed to have medical supplies--

Jews from Europe who tried to take them in to Gaza were stopped--

There are plenty of Jews who will not agree with you, Liberty First, Jews around the world who are disgusted with the things that have been happening.

Fortunately, many, if not most, Jews have open minds and hearts, unlike some (*ahem*) on DP--

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

Pathetic

Go whine about Libyan muslims who recently killed blacks.

Your thin veiled propaganda is pathetic. Socialist-progressives do a much better job.

I do believe terrorists all over Africa are . . .

killing the innocent, and I believe it is mostly CIA-backed.

Recently the Pentagon (unconstitutionally) called for 'troops' in 35 African nations; the CIA and other rogue organizations have been shedding blood over there for decades, and, of course, the extremists are always Muslims--

Muslims are a very handy scapegoat for all the devastation the American Empire wants to cause.

Sometimes the Muslims help it along, as well, but much of it is CIA-training and blowback--

I stated on another thread, however, that I won't try to talk to you anymore--

I had a moment of weakness yesterday and responded to you, out of frustration. I won't let that happen again.

You can hear crickets from me when you post again--

Peace.

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--

Is Israel an Apartheid State?

Is Israel an Apartheid State?

The comparison between Israel's treatment of the Palestinians to South Africa's treatment of non-whites during its apartheid era is a controversial one.[1] The analogy has been used by United Nations investigators, human rights groups and critics of Israeli policy, some of which have also accused Israel of committing the crime of apartheid.[2][3] Critics of Israeli policy say that "a system of control" in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, including Jewish-only settlements, separate roads, military checkpoints, discriminatory marriage law, the West Bank barrier, use of Palestinians as cheap labour, Palestinian West Bank enclaves, inequities in infrastructure, legal rights, and access to land and resources between Palestinians and Israeli residents in the Israeli-occupied territories resembles some aspects of the South African apartheid regime, and that elements of Israel's occupation constitute forms of colonialism and of apartheid, which are contrary to international law.[4] Some commentators extend the analogy, or accusation, to include Arab citizens of Israel, describing their citizenship status as second-class.

n October 2012, Haaretz journalist Gideon Levy, using a September poll, reported that 58% of Jewish Israelis believes Israel practices apartheid against the Arabs.[32] Both the poll and Levy's interpretation were sharply challenged as flawed and distortive.[33][34] Subsequently, Haaretz altered the wording of the headline, adding a clarification, and Levy, while apologising for errors and omissions, stood by his article, affirming that 'Most Israelis do support apartheid, but only if the occupied territories are annexed; and most Israelis oppose such annexation.

thank you for pointing out that most Jews are . . .

reasonable and conscientious--

it's hard to be awake; it's easier to dream--